Press-Hardened Steels, and Beyond

April 30, 2018 at 2:37 AM
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One of the auto industry’s fastest-growing material applications is press-hardened steel for crash safety and lightweighting, says Gagan Tandon, director of product development for ArcelorMittal.

These ultra-high-strength steels are preheated and then hot-stamped, a technique that enables more intricate parts forming. ArcelorMittal is introducing next-generation press-hardened steels with even greater performance potential.

Tandon notes that the company has begun offering another innovative material, “generation 3” advanced high-strength steels that combine high strength and formability with traditional cold-stamping techniques.